self-ridicule

noun

self-rid·​i·​cule ˌself-ˈri-də-ˌkyül How to pronounce self-ridicule (audio)
: the act of ridiculing or making fun of oneself
Even in her confidences with Fanny she made a joke of her own misfortunes, and spoke of her heart ailments with self-ridicule.Anthony Trollope

Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-ridicule was in 1801

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“Self-ridicule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-ridicule. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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